The Manipur government is framing an anti-drug policy to create a drug-free State, Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen said.
While addressing the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking programme on 26 June, she said, “The first draft of the Manipur drug policy is nearing completion in consultation with various stakeholders.”
The Department of Social Welfare has founded 20 integrated rehabilitation centres for the treatment of the needy. The minister stated that many addicted persons have been rehabilitated with the help and treatment from these centres.
The programme was attended by Agriculture Minister V Hangkhanlian, Education Minister Th Radheshyam Singh, Principal Secretary (Social Welfare) V Vumlunmang and others.
Agriculture Minister V Hangkhanlian expressed that drug abuse is more endemic among the youths and that the issue is grave in Churachandpur district.
Education Minister Radheshyam stressed the importance of taking proper care of drug addicts.
A student of New Era Higher Secondary School in Thoubal district was awarded for writing the best slogan against drug abuse.
Updated by: News Sources 2019-06-28 1:30 PM